The Israel Defense Force (IDF) reported having carried out large-scale air and ground attacks against infrastructure Hezbollah in the south of Lebanonin locations like Ayta ash Shab and Ramyeh, as well as in other areas. This military operation was developed in response to the attacks by the Lebanese terrorist group against the north of Israeli territory.
According to the IDF, the attacks were made with fighter jets, tanks and artillery, and focused on targets used by Hezbollah to carry out offensives against Israel. Furthermore, a military compound of the terrorist group was hit by fighter jets in retaliation for previous attacks that occurred the same day.
The IDF also reported hitting two Hezbollah cells: one that was preparing to carry out an attack with anti-tank missiles and another located in a building from which projectiles had been launched towards Israel.
Hezbollah, for its part, launched around 50 rockets and missilesas well as two dronesin attacks directed against Israel over the course of the day.
On the other hand, Israel’s opposition leader and member of the emergency government, Benny Gantzreiterated on Wednesday his warning against Hezbollah and assured that The Army will not hesitate to act if the situation on the northern border worsens.
Since the war between Israel and Hamas began, this pro-Iranian militia joined the offensives against the Jewish State as a sign of support for the Palestinian group. Tel Aviv repels dozens of missiles coming from Beirut every day and, in an attempt to avoid a regional escalation of the conflict, urged the Lebanese Executive to negotiate a diplomatic agreement that would end the hostilities. However, Israel has not received a positive response so far, so it remains alert on this front, prepared for any scenario.
“The hourglass for a diplomatic agreement is running out and all options are on the table to guarantee the security of the State of Israel and return residents of the north to their homes,” said Gantz and while the chief of the General Staff of Defense Forces (IDF), Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi, noted that troops in the north are “at a very high level of readiness,” ready to intervene in “an offensive, if necessary.”
For his part, the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi, has highlighted that the troops in northern Israel are “at a very high level of preparation.” “We have to be prepared for an offensive, if necessary”has added.
Even the Israeli Foreign Minister, Eli Cohen, had threatened the leader of Hezbollah in the past, Hassan Nasrallahwith being the next objective in the war. “Nasrallah should understand that he is next in line. If he does not want to be, he should immediately implement the decision of the UN Security Council and keep Hezbollah away from northern Israel,” he maintained some time ago.
In his message, the official referred to resolution 1,701 of that organization, adopted in 2006, in which the members defined that the Lebanese Shiite group should withdraw from the border area, after the war between the parties that same year.